Tonkasu (pork cutlet) is an old favorite comfort meal for Koreans, and you may easily find restaurants catering to the dish sprinkled around the city.
Located in Seomyeon Market adjacent to Lotte Department Store, Dutum Wang Tonkasu is quite popular for their fresh, handmade breaded deep-fried options and its clean, inviting interior.
There are many great places to eat in Hongdae and one we just couldn’t leave out is Oksang Dalbit, a unique fried chicken restaurant. There are two branches just in the Hongdae area, both serving their representative menu of garlic pepper chicken.
Among the titans fighting for dominance in Seoul, one brand holds the reins to what might be the most impeccable spot to build its presence. If locations were a game of poker, Con Dorothy holds the royal flush.
Mackerel chueotang is a local take on the more common loach chueotang. Made by boiling mackerel instead of loach, its nutritional values and flavors match that of the original, but at a fraction of the cost.
Interestingly enough, there is at least one matjip (Korean for a gourmet restaurant) for dwaejigukbap and agujjim in each dong in Busan. Every one of those has its own unique recipe and style, and it is fun to check out and compare the differences.
Petra Palace is a restaurant located in Itaewon that serves fresh and healthy authentic Middle Eastern cuisine. Dishes are cooked with ingredients imported from the Middle East and are prepared by Middle Eastern chefs.
Kimchi, a fermented vegetable dish, is a traditional dish that accompanies every meal served in Korea. There are many variations in recipes and forms, using different vegetables such as cabbage, radish, and cucumber.
Tteokguk, or rice cake soup, is a traditional New Year’s Day food thought to bring good luck (energy of yang) and longevity. The length and shape of the rectangular garaetteok rice cakes, which are the key ingredient of the recipe, reflect this fortune.
When you walk around Korea, you will quickly see the passion for food spilling over from stalls lining the street and small restaurants full of people noisily slurping noodles or preening away at a dish with chopsticks.